Iraqi Kurds are voting in an independence referendum that will be watched nervously throughout the region. Will a yes vote lead Kurds in Turkey, Iran, and Syria to agitate for a Greater Kurdistan, and will the vote endanger other fragile Middle Eastern borders?
- Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks Kurdish independence is vital for a durable Western imprint on the Middle East.
- Bernard-Henri Lévy argues that a new nation-state will be a safe haven for the Kurds.
- Mohammed Ayoob says the Kurds have a vital role to play in Turkey.